Etterlene DeBarge is a singer, songwriter, and matriarch of the American R&B/soul vocal group DeBarge. She is well-recognized by her song 'A Dream'.
DeBarge was born on October 13, 1935, in Royal Oak, Michigan, and has a zodiac sign of Libra. She is mostly known for her Autobiography.
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Etterlene DeBarge's Net Worth and Earnings
DeBarge has earned a huge net worth about $400 thousand from her career as a singer and songwriter. She hasn't earned her income by singing but also from songwriting and from her famous book 'Other Side of the Pain' from where she has earned massive.
Her most famous book is 'Other Side of the Pain' which is about the struggle that she had to face in her life. The price of the book is about $9.99.
Likewise, She made a movie named ‘Time Will Reveal’ and wrote a series as well titled ‘My Name IS Earl’. Almost, In the Debarge family, everyone is involved in industrial works.
Early Life Of DeBarge
Etterlene has a twin sister, among the twelve children she was one of them. When she was a child, her family moved to the Brewster Douglass Housing Project on the east side of Detroit.
In 1952, she meet Robert DeBarge in former Army veteran, a man of French and English Descent from Cicero. Later, the couple got married in 1953 and settled in a predominantly black section of Detroit. She spent 21 years with Robert after marriage as in 1974 Robert and Etterlene DeBarge got divorced.
After her divorce, she did a second marriage, with George Rodriguez.
After her second marriage with George Rodriguez in 1980, the couple living a happy life since they married.
Blessed With Nine Children
Robert and Etterlene DeBarge had ten children during their 21 years marriage and their names are Etterlene "Bunny" DeBarge (born March 10, 1955), Robert "Bobby" DeBarge, Jr. (March 5, 1956 - August 16, 1995); died of AIDS complications, Thomas "Tommy" DeBarge (born September 6, 1957), William "Randy" DeBarge (born August 6, 1958), Mark "Marty" DeBarge (born June 19, 1959), Eldra "El" DeBarge (born June 4, 1961), James DeBarge (born August 22, 1963), Jonathan Arthur "Chico" DeBarge (born June 23, 1966), Carol "Peaches" DeBarge (born June 5, 1969); fraternal twin of Darryl, Darryl "Young" DeBarge (born June 5, 1969); fraternal twin of Carol.
Almost all children are in the music industry and all know by the public.
Has Dozens Of Grandchildren
Debarge has dozens of grandchildren, where most of them are involved in the entertainment industry. Her grandchildren are Adris Debarge, Andrew Debarge, Cheyanne Debarge, Kristinia Debarge, Eldra Patrick Debarge Jr., Bobby Debarge, and Kyndall Debarge.
Adris who is an executive assistant in Tracey Edmonds, Andrew has debuted her album ‘Your Place’, Cheyanne is an aspiring actress. Likewise, Kristinia Debarge has appeared on American Idol in 2003 and American Juniors, Eldra has debut album ’Welcome to the Lion’s Den’, while Bobby Debarge is an aspiring singer, Kyndall Debarge Sands is an actress, singer, and youtube personality.
Started Her Career Since 1991
She started her career in 1991, with the help of her famous children. The 'I Like It' singer is a religious woman and has released a gospel album ‘Back on Track’ under the Debarge Family moniker. Likewise, she released her second album ‘A City Called Heaven’ in 2005. Debarge is affectionately known as “MAMA D” to her grandchildren and is currently enjoying her life with her grandchildren and lives in California.
Social Media Presence
As her social media appearance, she is active on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. On Twitter, she gains about 1,756 followers with the username 'mamadebarge'. Likewise, on Facebook, she gains around 1,588 followers with the username 'amzn.to/2LF2Qf0'. she gathers about 923 followers on Instagram with the username 'mama_debarge'.